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June 06, 2019 | Tom Ballard

HHS announces plans to expand its accelerator network

The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced plans to expand its accelerator network that was launched last year and currently includes eight participating programs.

We first wrote about the federal agency’s spotlight on start-ups and entrepreneurs in this June 2018 article on Under the newest solicitation, applications for funding to become an accelerator are due by 11:59 p.m. EDT July 23. For details on the eligibility criteria and application process, visit Funding Opportunity Number: 316344Applications must be submitted electronically through

The closest accelerator to East Tennessee is the First Flight Venture Center in Raleigh.

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